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bio website greenthumbgeeks.com
location Poughkeepsie, NY
age 33
visits member for 3 years, 11 months
seen Sep 13 '10 at 18:47

I've been growing vegetables for 2 years and cooking for about 10. I like reading about food and cooking, and hope to contribute what I know. My wife and I co-author a blog about gardening and food at Green Thumb Geeks.


Aug
24
comment How do you clean a pizza stone?
I second this. The self-clean on my oven cleaned up all the caked on stuff off the stone and turned it to fine white powder. Anything remaining is assuredly inert.
Aug
24
comment Difference between natural and organic
I wouldn't say that there is no clear definition to organic in the US. There are actually quite strict certification procedures that you must undergo before you can legally claim that any food you sell is organic. For instance, because I use 10-10-10 fertilizer in my garden I cannot sell my produce in a farmers market as organic. These restrictions span across both animal and vegetable products. You can find all the details on the government website, including the text of the actual bill in Congress that enacted these regulations [here][1]. [1]: ams.usda.gov/AMSv1.0/nop
Aug
24
awarded  Critic
Aug
18
comment Why blanche vegetables before freezing?
Here is a published scientific paper that makes similar claims: postharvest.ucdavis.edu/datastorefiles/234-376.pdf , an excellent list of vegetables with their appropriate blanching times: extension.missouri.edu/publications/DisplayPub.aspx?P=GH1503 , and the best FAQ out there on freezing foods: uga.edu/nchfp/questions/FAQ_freezing.html
Aug
18
awarded  Supporter
Aug
18
awarded  Autobiographer